History of Marks Hall

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Marks Hall - employment in agriculture in 1867

In 1867 Commissioners appointed by Parliament published their report on whether the Factory Acts, which regulated the employment of children, young person and women in factories, could be extended to agriculture.

During their inquiry they visited various Poor Law Unions in Essex and at meetings heard evidence from landowners, farmers and community leaders about agriculture in their areas, and how children, young persons and women were employed. The agricultural labourers themselves were not asked. At the end of each meeting a summarising report was drawn up. This contains a useful description of the town or parish at the time, and the state of agriculture and agricultural workers in 1867. Images taken from Reports from Commissioners on Google Books

Meeting with Witham Union 24 October 1867.

Rev. W J Dampier, vicar of Great Coggeshall, took the chair. Parishes discussed: Great Coggeshall, Little Coggeshall and Marks Hall.

Observations on all three parishes.

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Marks Hall - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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